Two of the original compositions on the debut CD by pianist Laura Dubin, "Silver Lining" and "Ode To O.P.," are not only hard-swinging gems, buy they also reveal a great deal about Dubin's influences. The first is a tribute to Horace Silver, the second to Oscar Peterson, and you can hear elements of both in Dubin's playing. A native Rochesterian, Dubin played at the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. in 2011. Now based in Mexico City, she'll bring her trio — with Sam Weber on bass and Antonio Guerrero on drums — back to her hometown for a CD release concert.
Laura Dubin performs Friday, November 22, 8 p.m. at Hochstein School of Music & Dance, 50 Plymouth Ave., free, hochstein.org.